A Poem Not About Love This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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This is a poem not about love
A poem not about knowing glances
Or hands held illicitly under the table
A poem not about sweaty hands
Or butterflies in the stomach
A poem not about nervous laughing
Or small gestures
Pardon my frankness, but this is nothing like a summer day.

This poem is not about many-splendored things
Or quicksilver in the hand
A poem not about red roses
Or diamonds commended
A poem not about bright stars
Or beautiful dreamers
Forgive me if I forget to count the ways.
No, this is a poem not about love.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Danni_MSY said...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 9:19 am
I definitely understand this poem..It's almost like I write it myself. It's wonderful. Keep writing!
 
I LIKE PIE said...
Jul. 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm
this reminds me of how I try not to be romantic or girly, but end up being that way anyway.
 
Gabiiiii This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm
Hah! That was great. : )
 
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